Sr. Principal Systems Engineer (Remote) at Collins Aerospace

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The Tactical, Communications, and Maintenance Applications (TCMA) team based in Huntsville, Alabama has new opportunities for individuals who want to grow their technical expertise on complex programs and be a part of an innovative and fast-paced avionics business area. Teams are composed of cross-functional engineers working in an AGILE environment (approximately 6-10 people) focused on the design and development of software-only products. Our team focuses on creating avionics solutions for both fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft, including the integration of various radios and surveillance equipment for domestic and international military customers.

Role Overview:

We are looking for a Sr. Principal Systems Engineer to join our TCMA team. As a Principal Technical Engineer, you will help support SW architecture design, develop, and integrate complex features and functionality for use on multiple government platforms. The position will require the development of software via a wide variety of programming languages including but not limited to Ada. In addition, the assignment may require assisting in other elements of the software/systems engineering process including requirements analysis and capture, sub-system design, integration, and formal test for requirement verification. The candidate will perform these assignments in conjunction with other system and software engineers using Collins Aerospace engineering processes.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Applies extensive software engineering technical expertise to development teams within an Agile framework
  • Fully leverages diverse /opposing points of view to support business strategies and emerging priorities
  • Develop and maintain incremental plans for team to meet program milestones
  • Responsible for team performance against scope, schedule, and budget
  • Proactively identify and resolve impediments to enable full productivity
  • Present and support technical discussions for both internal and external stakeholders
  • Ensure development team maintains compliance with certification requirements
  • Reward people when they have done well, and confronts them directly with specific feedback when they don't demonstrate desired performance
  • Empower others to achieve desired results and holds them accountable
  • Represent needs of customer during internal meetings in order to develop plans that will add value to the business and meet customer expectations
  • Focuses on assigning individuals to projects that will further develop their talent or skills
  • Is a confident presenter, articulates ideas clearly and answers questions directly in both small and large group settings

Required Qualifications:
  • US Citizenship is required. Must have or be capable of obtaining a US Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance. Candidate selected will be subject to a government security investigation/reinstatement and must meet eligibility requirements.
  • Bachelor's degree and 10 years of prior relevant experience OR
  • Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 7 years of experience OR
  • In absence of a degree, 14 years of relevant experience is required
  • Engineering/Other Technical Positions: Bachelor's degree (typically in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)) and a minimum of 10 years of prior relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws/regulations
  • Subject matter expert with extensive experience
  • Experience presenting technical data to senior management
  • Experience identifying and advising senior leadership on strategic technical imperatives
  • Experience mentoring/leading junior engineers
  • Experience supporting strategy development to improve Systems Engineering processes
  • Engineering Tool experience (JAMA, DOORS, ALM, JIRA, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Surveillance standards (DO-260B, DO-317A, AIMS 1000B) Knowledge Base
  • DO-178 Design Assurance Level C (DAL-C) experience
  • Pro Line Fusion Display experience
  • Mil-Std-1553B bus protocol experience
  • Ethernet bus protocol experience (TCP/UDP)
  • Military Radio and/or Surveillance Knowledge Base

Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies company, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers' toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

Our Avionics team advances flight deck solutions, airborne communications, vision systems, sensors and fire protection for commercial and military customers around the world. That means we're helping people reach their destination safely and keeping pilots, passengers, flight crews, airlines, airports and military personnel connected and informed. And we're providing industry-leading fire protection and safety systems that our customers can count on when it matters most. Are you ready to learn from the most knowledgeable experts in the industry, develop the technologies of tomorrow and reach new heights in your career? Join our Avionics team today.

We make modern flight possible for millions of travelers and our military every second. Our major product lines are on-board virtually every aircraft flying. Be it keeping passengers safe with our emergency power generation systems, or creating a positive in flight experience through reliable cabin pressure controls and quieter engines, Power & Controls focuses on delivering a best-in-class experience to our customers. We hire the top people in the industry. Their ideas drive our performance, and their integrity keeps our customers happy. Join us as we take flight!

Collins Aerospace Diversity & Inclusion Statement:

Diversity drives innovation; inclusion drives success. We believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace, and customers. We are committed to fostering a culture where all employees can share their passions and ideas so we can tackle the toughest challenges in our industry and pave new paths to limitless possibility.


* Please consider the following role type definitions as you apply for this role.

Onsite: Employees who are working in Onsite roles will work primarily onsite. This includes all production and maintenance employees, as they are essential to the development of our products.

Hybrid: Employees who are working in Hybrid roles will work regularly both onsite and offsite. Ratio of time working onsite will be determined in partnership with your leader.

Remote: Employees who are working in Remote roles will work primarily offsite (from home). An employee may be expected to travel to the site location as needed.

Regardless of your role type, collaboration and innovation are critical to our business and all employees will have access to digital tools so they can work with colleagues around the world - and access to Collins sites when their work requires in-person meetings.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees
  • Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution, including a Lifetime Income Strategy option
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Student Loan Repayment Program
  • Life insurance and disability coverage
  • Optional coverages you can buy: pet insurance, home and auto insurance, additional life and accident insurance,critical illnessinsurance, group legal, ID theft protection
  • Birth, adoption, parental leave benefits
  • Ovia Health, fertility, and family planning
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Autism Benefit
  • Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 10 free counseling sessions
  • Healthy You Incentives, wellness rewards program
  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits
  • Bright Horizons, child and elder care services
  • Teladoc Medical Experts, second opinion program
  • And more!

Nothing matters more to Collins Aerospace than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen.

  • Background check and drug screen required (every external new hire in the U.S.)
  • Drug Screen only performed on re-hires who have been gone for more than 1 year

At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form - with our customers and with each other -- propel us all higher, again and again.

Apply now and be part of the team that's redefining aerospace, every day.

Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.
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Collins Aerospace operates in the Aerospace industry. The company is located in Charlotte, NC. Collins Aerospace was founded in 2022. It has 40752 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 100 open jobs at Collins Aerospace, click here.
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